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October 1–31

Kids Free

Calling All Wildlife Explorers!

Throughout October, youths 11 years and younger receive free admission—no ticket is required when accompanied by an adult with a valid form of admission.


One adult with a valid form of admission can bring up to 5 youths ages 11 and younger free—all month long. For more information, see our FAQs.


It's a great time of year to enjoy the wonders of nature and discover wildlife of all sizes, shapes, and types. There's so much to experience within the Zoo's 100 acres—join the fun! Bring your wild ones to meet ours during Kids Free!

neon elephant: Halgloween at the San Diego Zoo


  • October 1–29

Mark your calendars and join in the seasonal family fun of HalGLOWeen, when the Zoo will stay open until 9 p.m. HalGLOWeen activities take place starting at 5 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in October (except Sunday, October 30).

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Shop the Collection

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Gorilla Shadow Collection

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Creature Comforts


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Wild Weddings

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Go Wild for Miles and Miles

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